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Shoham Smith

Shoham Smith was born in Jerusalem in 1966 and currently lives in Tel Aviv. Smith studied industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and literature at Tel Aviv University. She writes book reviews and is a translator. Smith has published collections of short stories and a number of children's books. She received the Prime Minister's Prize (2009), the ACUM Award for Furthering the Publication of Children's Books twice (2011; 2015), the Devorah Omer Prize for A Treasury of Hebrew Legends for Children (2014) and the Lea Goldberg Prize for My Aunt Lea Goldberg (2017).

Shoham Smith

Books Published in Hebrew

Things that My Heart Fails to Tell (stories) , Keter, 1996 [Libi Omer Li She-Zichroni Boged Bi]
HomeCenter (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2002 [HomeCenter]
Take Away (story), Zmora-Bitan, 2002 [Take Away]
Quick Land (children-picture bk), Keter, 1997 [Eretz Tik-Tak]
A Nuisance Moon (children-picture bk), Tammuz, 1999 [Yareʹach Nudnik]
Gombotz and Karchibachi (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 2001 [Gombotz Ve-Karchibachi]
Who Drank My Juice? [with Rutu Modan] (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 2004 [Mi Shata Li]
Six Great Heroes: From World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2006 [Shisha Giborim Gdolim: Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
Mythological Monsters from Ancient Greece (children-picture bk), Anonima, 2007 [Miflatzot Mitologiyot Shel Yavan Ha-Atika]
A Day in Jerusalem (children-picture bk), Anonima, 2008 [Yomtiyul Yerushalayim]
Six Great Heroines: From World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2008 [Shesh Giborot Gdolot Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
Porridge for Daddy (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2010 [Aba Achal Daysa]
A Treasury of Hebrew Legends for Children (children), Dvir, 2011 [Ha-Agadot Shelanu: Otzar Ha-Agada Ha-Ivrit Li-Yeladim]
City Boy (children), Kinneret, 2012 [Yeled Ir]
Signs in the Well (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2013 [Ot Ba-Beʹer: Al Pi Agadat Chazal]
An After Bedtime Story (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2014 [Sipur Acharei Ha-Sheina]
The Fox and the Grapes (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2014 [Mashal Al Shual]
Yakinton: A Story about Friendship and Song (children), Kinneret, 2015 [Yakinton: Sipur Al Chaverut Ve-Shir]
Six Great Cunning Stories from World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2015 [Shesh Tachbulot Gdolot Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
The Legend of Astrid (children), Zeltner, 2015 [ Agadat Astrid: Sipura Shel Astrid Lindgren]
My Aunt Lea Goldberg (children), Kinneret, 2016 [Doda Lea: Me'et Shumish]
The Legend of Kamtza and Bar-Kamtza (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2016 [Agadat Kamtza U-Var-Kamtza]
Avera: The Journey to Painting (children-picture-bk), 2016 [Avela: Ha-Masa El Ha-Tziyur]
Sand Dunes Child: Six Stories in the Footsteps of S. Yizhar (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Yeled Cholot: Shisha Sipurim Be-Ikvot S. Yizhar]

Books in Translation

A Day in Jerusalem
German: Munich, Pattloch, 2010.

Porridge for Daddy
French: Grenoble, P’tit Glenat, 2012
German: Leipzig, Klett Kinderbuch, 2012

The Book of Legends
Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Companhia das Letrinhas, 2013

An After Bedtime Story
English: New York, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016
French: Paris, Cambourakis, 2017

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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